How to Hide Precedent Tracer Arrows in Excel

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Last updated on July 19, 2023

This tutorial demonstrates how to hide precedent tracer arrows in Excel.

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Hide Precedent Tracer Arrows

You can use Trace Precedents commands to graphically display and trace the relationships between cells and formulas with tracer arrows. The Trace Precedents feature shows arrows that indicate which cells affect the value of the currently selected cell. This helps a lot when you are checking formulas for accuracy or finding the source of an error.

  1. To hide all precedent tracer arrows at once, in the Ribbon, go to the Formulas tab.
  2. Click the arrow next to Remove Arrows.
  3. Then click Remove Precedent Arrows.

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As a result, all precedent arrows are removed.

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